I looked up how to pronounce Rooibos since I have never been sure of it. It’s “Roy-boss.” (In my head I had been saying “Roo-ee-bos” or “Roy-ee-bose.) The flavor can be described as naturally sweet and slightly nutty. According to Wikipedia, Rooibos is said to assist with nervous tension, allergies, and digestive problems. In South Africa, it is usually drunk with a slice of lemon and sugar or honey to sweeten.
It took me a while to warm up to Rooibos tea, but once I did, I started craving it (on occasion). My local coffee shop has a great version–can’t remember the brand.
I thought I’d give it a try in K-Cup form. The first cup was disappointing because I couldn’t taste the tea. At all. I added some honey to see if that would bring out the flavors, but it didn’t do the trick. This was at an 8oz brew setting.
The second time around I brewed at 6oz, and I could taste the tea (hooray!). It was pretty good, both plain and with honey. I think I tend to prefer Rooibos with honey.
This tea would be nice to add to your collection of K-Cups. While I don’t find the quality to be as good as bagged or loose tea varieties, it’s decent and still nice to brew as a K-Cup (i.e., quickly) every now and then.